Hallmarks of indigenous societies rooted in choice

After working and researching around the world, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Raymond Orr accepted a position as an associate professor of Native American studies at the University of Oklahoma. He wanted to be back in the United States and closer to CPN following six years of teaching in Australia. “There are few better places to Read More »

Creed Humphrey sets sights on football and academic success

By Kent Bush For The Shawnee News-Star Creed Humphrey checks all of the boxes for an offensive lineman. You have to be big to be a top-notch offensive lineman. Humphrey is big. At 6’4” and 310 pounds, he has no trouble looking the part. You have to be smart to be a great offensive lineman. Read More »

Carmichael named top senior woman at University of Oklahoma

CPN Tribal Member Jenny Carmichael is a member of the Nadeau family and has received numerous academic, athletic and extracurricular accolades during her time at the University of Oklahoma. The following article was originally published on www.soonersports.com. It is reprinted here with their express written permission. On a fall semester that has already been filled with honors, University of Oklahoma senior and track and field student-athlete Jenny Read More »

University of Oklahoma hosting American Indian Visitation Day on September 4

The University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma will be hosting American Indian Visitation Day on September 4, 2015 to provide an opportunity for Native American students interested in attending the university to see the college first hand. In 2014, the event hosted more than 200 American Indian junior and senior high school students from across Read More »

Iranian-Mexican-Citizen Potawatomi writer finds an audience in Oklahoma City

Fueled by an oilfield boom, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area largely weathered the Great Recession that inundated other parts of the country. The recent drop in energy prices has slowed the economy somewhat, yet the city and its surrounding areas continue to grow. Where its younger residents once took flight for professional opportunities in surrounding Read More »

Representative Paul Wesselhoft to speak on looted Nazi and Native American art

On Tues. July 27, 2015, Representative Paul Wesselhoft, a member of the Oklahoma state and Citizen Potawatomi legislatures, will speak at the monthly CPN Veterans Meeting about a resolution at the statehouse concerning the presence of looted art in place at state-funded museums. Representative Wesselhoft, a member of the CPN Veterans Organization, will speak at Read More »

Another successful year for Day of Champions Football Camp

We had another successful year of camp, with 90 campers in attendance. Of those, 85 percent were Native American, 70 percent of whom were CPN members. We also had 14 girls, making it the most girls we have ever had at the camp. The first day focused on life skills and how to put them Read More »

The University of Oklahoma revives Native American curriculum through Janux

The University of Oklahoma has announced it is offering Native Peoples of Oklahoma, a course on the cultural traditions and current conditions of the Native American tribes who reside in Okla. The course will be offered at no cost this spring semester to anyone with Internet access through Janux, an online interactive learning community at Read More »